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Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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Your Experience

There are over 1400 galleries inside the Vatican Museums that are home to artwork from all over the world that are several centuries old - from the Egyptians to the Sumerians and the Romans to the Etruscans. The Sistine Chapel hosts frescoes by the world-famous sculptor Michaelangelo, which are worth viewing.

You will be escorted directly into the Vatican Museums from the entrance, skipping the long queues outside. Once you meet your guide, he/she will take you through the Museums. The tour route is meticulously planned and will showcase the Museums' most important collections, such as the Galleries (of the Tapestries, of the Geographical Maps, of the Candelabras), the Roman, Greek and Renaissance sculptures (including Apollo of the Belvedere and the Laocoon), the treasures of the Popes, and the picture gallery thronged by Flemish paintings and the works of contemporary and medieval artists.

Sites Covered

  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Octagonal Courtyard
  • Gallery of the Muses
  • Round Room
  • Greek Cross Room
  • Gallery of Tapestries
  • Gallery of Maps
  • Gallery of the Candelabra
  • Sistine Chapel

  • Skip the line at the entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • An expert guide will take you through some of the most famous attractions here, including the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of the Candelabra, and the Gallery of the Muses.
  • Live tour commentary via audio headset.

Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible.


This tour is available at 10 AM and 1:30 PM from Monday-Saturday. You will be granted entry only on the date and time of the booking. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel will remain closed on Sundays.

Languages Available

English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and Russian.

Dress Code

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel follow a strict dress code. Please ensure that your knees and shoulders are covered. Ensure that you aren't wearing the following: Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats. Comfortable shoes are recommended as the tour involves a considerable amount of walking.

Child Tickets

At the time of checkout, you will have the option to book tickets for both adults and children. Child tickets have reduced pricing so please select these according to the age specified for these tickets. Please carry valid ID for all members in your party for whom you're booking reduced pricing tickets to confirm their age if required.

Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

Your confirmation email will have the link to register for your complimentary tour of Rome. Look out for it!

  • You will receive an email with your Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel voucher shortly. Please display your voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.
  • Students below the age of 26 can purchase tickets at discounted rates and MUST carry their student IDs to verify age and gain entry.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the schedule time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

Maya Tours Office Via Germanico, 16, 00192 Roma RM, Italy.

- This point is 2 minutes away from the Vatican Museum entrance.
- Maya Tours office is very close to Francesco 1° Ristorante and Tricolore - Pizza e Fritti on Via Germanico.
- To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Maya Tours Office Via Germanico.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

- Nearest metro station is Ottaviano, which is 5 minutes walk from Maya Tours Office Via Germanico
- Line A (Orange line) of the Rome Metro stops at this station every few minutes. It runs from the northwest to southeast, from Battistini to Anagnina.
- For more information on Public Transportation in Rome click here.

  • Skip the line at the entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Expert guide who will take you through the Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
  • Live tour commentary via audio headset. Headsets to listen to the guide even at a distance (from 6 pax).

Customer reviews

Overall rating
4.7 / 5

based on 541 reviews